Tag Archive for: Sydney

Fishing on the Harbour by Leanne LindsayFishing on the Harbour by Leanne Lindsay

Fishing on the Harbour by Leanne Lindsay

I love the energy of street photography - the unexpected moments, the stories waiting to be captured. This afternoon, I found myself drawn to a bustling spot along the Sydney Harbour foreshore. Crowds ambled by, enjoying the afternoon sun, but my eye caught something unique - a family setting up fishing rods! Intrigued I don't know why, but I never considered you could fish in Sydney Harbour. I waited patiently as they baited their hooks and cast their lines. The harbour, usually a domain of ferries and sailboats, suddenly seemed like a whole new world. Mustering my courage, I approached them, camera in hand. Explaining I was a street photographer, I asked if I could capture them in action. They were friendly and happy to chat. Turns out, they're regulars here, and despite the harbor traffic, they often have a good haul! This photo captures the essence of that unexpected encounter. The family relaxed and focused, their lines cutting through the vibrant blue water. The backdrop of the Sydney Opera House fading into the background adds a touch of iconic grandeur.
Laughing Clowns by Leanne LindsayLaughing Clowns by Leanne Lindsay

Laughing Clowns by Leanne Lindsay

I have had a fear of clowns from when I was a small child. It's not just a fear, it's a phobia. To try to get over this phobia, whenever I am in Sydney, I try to go to Luna Park and photograph clowns at every opportunity. These ones were a safe option, as they weren't actually 'real' clowns, but I don't think it's helping. In fact, I think they're just laughing at me.
Colour Me Spring by Leanne LindsayColour Me Spring by Leanne Lindsay

Colour Me Spring by Leanne Lindsay

My husband surprised me with this beautiful bouquet this afternoon, and the vibrant blooms instantly filled the room with sunshine! As always, I couldn't wait to get creative and capture their beauty through my lens. By the time I got around to photographing this particular flower, the late afternoon sun had cast a warm glow across the room, and the bloom itself had begun to gently wilt. But instead of discarding it, I was drawn to its unique kind of beauty. The flower's head dipped a little lower, its petals starting to soften and curl at the edges. Yet, the rich color remained, and the delicate veins in the petals seemed even more pronounced. I arranged it on a simple background, letting the soft light bathe it in a warm spotlight. Focusing on the details through my lens, I captured the quiet grace of this wilting flower. There's a certain elegance in its surrender to time, a reminder that beauty can exist in all stages of life, even in the impermanent.
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